Corporate Accounting Manager

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Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Grow your career. Grow with Caraustar.
Caraustar Industries, Inc., established in 1938, is one of North America’s largest integrated manufacturers of 100% recycled paperboard and converted paperboard products. The company is a socially responsible corporation, is committed to environmentally sound practices and is dedicated to providing customers with outstanding value through innovative products and services. Caraustar has developed its leadership position in the industry through diversification and integration from raw materials to finished products.
With over 2,500 employees serving the unique needs of the organization, you can imagine that it takes a vast range of skills to keep our organization growing. What does that mean for you as a job seeker? Room to grow in any number of directions, any number of places, and any number of roles. Your path begins here.
We believe in encouraging, challenging and empowering each other to be the healthiest we can be. When we are each at our personal best, so are our customers, our communities and so is our organization.
We understand that to be a world-class organization we need to practice, encourage and support employee health and wellness. Today, some of the tools and resources offered to employees to improve wellness and work/life balance include:
- Employee assistance programs – this free and confidential guidance service is available to you and your dependent family members
- Tobacco-free campuses
- Health and wellness tools
- Comprehensive benefit package 


The Corporate Accounting Manager has oversight and control responsibilities for accounting related to the company’s Corporate general ledger activities and monthly financial close processes, including financial statement consolidation of all business groups.  This includes complex issues such as acquisitions, pension accounting and debt, including being point on managing the audit.  Position requires a drive for continuous process improvement, the ability to develop cross-functional relationships as well as an understanding of controls and governance.
Position Responsibilities:                  
- This position will have between 1-3 direct reports.
- This position will report to the Corporate Controller.
- Responsible for monthly consolidation and preparation of financial reports.
- Requires detailed review and analysis of reconciliations, journal entries, accruals, expense allocations, etc.
- Evaluation of current processes and implementation of process improvement.
- Assist in the planning of and participation of the interim and year-end annual external audit.
- Lead the preparation of financial statements and footnotes.
- Research and apply GAAP pronouncements as circumstances arise.  Communicate accordingly.
- Work as a business partner with other departments on an as-needed basis to ensure management needs for financial reporting and analysis are met. 
- Assist in the development and maintenance of accounting policies and procedures.
- Work with treasury to prepare quarterly bank reporting packages.
- Prepare monthly management reporting packages.
- Improve systems and procedures and initiate corrective actions.
- Develops and maintains accounting policies, practices, and procedures, while at the same time effectively managing financial accounting team members.
- Obtains and maintains up-to-date knowledge of all financial reports and general ledger structures.
- Ensures an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and year end close.


Must Have:
- Undergraduate degree and minimum of eight (more preferred) years of progressive accounting experience.
- CPA Required.
- 2 + years of MS Office (advanced Excel skills).
- 2+ years of GAAP and statutory accounting principles with special emphasis in the following areas:  Lease accounting; Business combinations; Impairment or disposal of long-lived assets.
- Excellent interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to be flexible and effectively work with others as a team.
- A high degree of drive and ability to produce results/accomplish goals in a fast-paced work environment.
- Excellent communication, organization and problem solving skills.
- Track record for flexibility and urgency in prioritizing and organizing projects.
- Strong work ethic.  Available to work extended hours as circumstances require. 
Nice to Have:
- “Big 4” or second-tier national public accounting experience preferred.


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